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Topic: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: Qqflyboy
Posted 2007-11-08 11:10:12 and read 4606 times.

AA flight 382, an MD-80 enroute from ORD to LGA, received a bomb threat, per FAA. The a/c has landed safely at LGA and all passengers have been bussed to the terminal. Authorities are still searching the a/c and baggage for any possible bombs.

http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=1&aid=75420

Topic: RE: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: Qqflyboy
Posted 2007-11-08 11:24:43 and read 4566 times.

Update: CNN is reporting 170 pax onboard (on an MD-80? Yikes!) There really was 117 pax on board plus a crew of five.

Topic: RE: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: Davescj
Posted 2007-11-08 11:29:23 and read 4550 times.

SCARY.......Thank God everyone is OK.

Topic: RE: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: Contrails
Posted 2007-11-08 12:08:46 and read 4435 times.

I presume, and hope, that this was a false alarm. It would be fitting if the creep who called this in got sentenced to a long stretch in Rikers, which is across the river from LGA.

Topic: RE: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: Visityyj
Posted 2007-11-08 12:20:07 and read 4398 times.

Quoting Davescj (Reply 2):
SCARY

Not really. A terrorist who has gone to the trouble of actually getting a bomb aboard is hardly likely to announce it before detonation.

Topic: RE: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: AAJFKSJUBKLYN
Posted 2007-11-08 12:23:43 and read 4389 times.

check www.1010wins.com, you wouldn't beleive the graphic they have an MD80....it's almost like a marketing tool..Bold and just tasteless. Poor old AA...always a target.

Topic: RE: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: RDUDDJI
Posted 2007-11-08 12:40:49 and read 4339 times.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,309685,00.html

"The call came into a general number at the New York Police Department and was transferred to 911. The caller, who spoke slowly, claimed he had seen information on the Internet that there was a bomb on the flight."

You have got to be kidding me...

Topic: RE: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: YYZBound
Posted 2007-11-09 07:55:46 and read 4076 times.

I've been a long time lurker here. . .finally decided to join up today  Smile

Soo. . .

I was one of the flight attendants on this flight actually. Obviously for security reasons there's a lot I can't share about the incident, but as you all saw everything turned out safely. Contrary to the way the news depicted it (gotta love the media!), there wasn't really any "chaos" to speak of. Everything was quite textbook, and the passengers were VERY calm and cooperative through the whole thing. Unnerving? Sure . . .our adrenaline got going a bit. But honestly all my training came back to me and we felt ready to respond if we had to suddenly evac using the slides.

The people were really great I have to say. While we were sequestered away from the aircraft several of the passengers who had their cellphones with them lent them out to those that did not, so that everyone could call their loved ones and assure them they were ok.

One guy even joked with me and asked, "so you gonna feed us or what??" And I responded that AA had to discontinue serving meals during bomb threats for cost reasons. LOL. . ok maybe not too professional of me, but it made the passengers laugh  Smile


Anyhow, just wanted to share this. AA right now tends to be the "Britney Spears" of the airline industry. . .the airline that the public loves to bash. . so I thought it might be decent to share my experience of this.

Hey QQFLYBOY! "headsets for the movie!!!!"

Cheers

Topic: RE: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: DIA77
Posted 2007-11-09 08:04:10 and read 4069 times.

YYZBound,

Welcome to A.net and great job handling the incident and keeping passengers calm!

Topic: RE: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: Qqflyboy
Posted 2007-11-09 10:56:00 and read 3988 times.

Welcome YYZBound!

You join a good list of AAers here on A.net. I'm one of several based in NY... I didn't check the NS to know if you're based at ORD or LGA (or neither).

Glad to know things were fine and textbook. Only today did I read the bomb threat didn't come in until the a/c was taxiing to the gate at LGA. Is that true? That would certainly make things less tense than to find out inflight. Not that there's anything calming about a bomb onboard... I hope you get my point.

Anywho, as you know the bashing on A.net is pretty cyclical. AA is the favorite for now, but we'll fall off of A.net's radar for a while and then come back. It's just the way it is around here. I do my part to keep AA's head above water on here while remaining realistic about what is good and bad at our beloved AA.

Again, WELCOME! And happy posting!

Topic: RE: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: Analog
Posted 2007-11-09 11:58:24 and read 3950 times.

From the NY1 article:

Quote:
"The pilot came on and he was obviously shaken,” said another. “And he had said then that there was a threat against American Airlines and that we needed to leave all of our belongings on the plane, to pay attention to what he was saying, and to promptly leave the plane."

I'd feel really uncomfortable leaving my stuff, especially my computer, on the airplane. It seems like a great way to forever part with it. Would anyone be compensated for lost or damaged property in this case?

How were carry on bags matched with passengers?

...

It's good that nobody was hurt. I don't mean by the absurd bomb "threat", but by the PAPD's reaction. At what point does a pseudo-threat get the attention it deserves (i.e. none)? What if the called had said that he had read that there was a "danger" to the aircraft (a true statement)?

How long were passengers delayed?

Quoting Visityyj (Reply 4):
Not really. A terrorist who has gone to the trouble of actually getting a bomb aboard is hardly likely to announce it before detonation.

It does happen. A widely quoted "fact" is that 5-10 percent of bomb threats (not just for aviation) involve a real bomb (reference), though the real number is probably far less.

Topic: RE: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: Visityyj
Posted 2007-11-09 12:23:29 and read 3929 times.

Quoting Analog (Reply 10):
It does happen. A widely quoted "fact" is that 5-10 percent of bomb threats (not just for aviation) involve a real bomb (reference), though the real number is probably far less.

Not to planes it hasn't, meaning a threat to a particular flight on a particular date. The only genuine threat I can recall is when the unabomber warned that he would blow up "a United flight", and did get a bomb aboard which did little damage and no casualties. Hardly specific.

Topic: RE: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: ER757
Posted 2007-11-09 12:37:37 and read 3913 times.

Quoting YYZBound (Reply 7):
I've been a long time lurker here. . .finally decided to join up today

Welcome to a.Net YYZBound!
Thanks for your firsthand report. Glad everyone's OK. Now of only they can catch the nut job that called this in to the police.........

Topic: RE: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: YYZBound
Posted 2007-11-10 08:20:31 and read 3812 times.

Quoting Qqflyboy (Reply 9):

Thanks for the welcome  Smile BTW I flew with you at QQ too  Smile

Topic: RE: AA ORD-LGA Bomb Threat
Username: ZTagged
Posted 2007-11-10 15:19:59 and read 3736 times.

Did anyone bother to think the caller meant the in-flight movie was a bomb?  rotfl 

A+ Job YYZB, glad you kept everything nice and orderly. Big grin


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